February 08, 2016

Longtime Loyola/Chicago Dean David Yellen named new President of Marist College in New York

The Marist press release is here.

(Thanks to Blog Emperor Caron for the pointer.)


February 8, 2016 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

February 07, 2016

Lateral hires with tenure (or equivalent), 2015-16

These are appointments that will take effect in 2016; I will move the list to the front at various intervals as new additions come in.   Recent additions are in bold. Last year's list is here.  One suspects the exodus from Wisconsin is at least partly attributable to the budgetary troubles in that state plus the attack on tenure.  (ADDENDUM:  I am assured by a colleague at Wisconsin that the preceing speculation is mistaken, and that neither budgetary nor tenure issues had anything to do with these moves.)

 

*Edward Afield (tax) from Ava Maria School of Law to Georgia State University.

 

*Lisa Alexander (corporate, contracts, housing & urban development law) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison to Texas A&M University.

 

*Shubha Ghosh (intellectual property, law & technology, antitrust) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison to Syracuse University.

 

*Janine Kim (criminal law, race & the law) from Marquette University to Chapman University.

 

*Thomas Mitchell (property, land use, remedies, rural development) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison to Texas A&M University.

 

*Matthew Parlow (land use, urban planning & policy, sports law) from Marquette University to Chapman University (as Dean).

 

*Gregg Polsky (tax, corporate finance, corporate law) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to the University of Georgia.

 

*Steve Vladeck (federal courts, national security law, constitutional law) from American University to the University of Texas, Austin.

 

*Melissa Wasserman (patents, intellectual property, administrative law, torts, innovation law and policy) from the University of Illinois to the University of Texas, Austin.


February 7, 2016 in Faculty News | Permalink

January 25, 2016

Duke Dean and former federal judge David Levi elected new President of the American Law Institute

Duke's announcement is here.


January 25, 2016 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

January 20, 2016

"Most Influential People in Legal Education"

It is alleged I am one, so too Prof. Simkovic (who surely should be, having been single-handedly responsible for bringing facts and serious data analysis to thinking about the financial aspects of legal education).   Whatever the merits of this list, I am pleased to see many esteemed friends and colleagues on it!  And thanks to those readers who took the time to vote in the survey.


January 20, 2016 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

January 15, 2016

William & Mary law prof Paul Marcus named President-elect of AALS

The William & Mary press release is here.


January 15, 2016 in Faculty News | Permalink

January 13, 2016

"What is it like to be a philosopher?"

This site is run by a young philosopher, Clifford Sosis, who kindly interviewed me.  Although it ends up focusing a good bit on academic philosophy (and some of its professional pathologies!), it may still interest some readers.


January 13, 2016 in Faculty News, Navel-Gazing | Permalink

December 31, 2015

"Heroes of the Internet, 2015"

The list includes University of Miami law professor Mary Anne Franks for her important work on "revenge porn."


December 31, 2015 in Faculty News, Law in Cyberspace | Permalink

December 28, 2015

Leading evidence law scholar and UC Hastings faculty member David Faigman named Interim Dean effective January 1, 2016

The Hastings press release is here.  No indication, however, of what's become of current Dean Frank Wu, who was just reappointed in 2014.  I'll add an update when I know more.

UPDATE:  I apparently missed the announcement  in November that Dean Wu was stepping down.


December 28, 2015 in Faculty News | Permalink

December 26, 2015

Law Dean at Bar-Ilan University continues attack on speech and due process rights of Prof. Hanoch Sheinman (UPDATED)

MOVING TO  FRONT FROM DEC. 23--UPDATED

Details of this sorry episode are here.

UPDATE:  Several law faculty have sent me a statement disputing Prof. Sheinman's account; I have posted it at the original link, above.

ANOTHER:  Hebrew U's David Enoch responds to the preceding.

DEC. 28 UPDATE:  Alon Harel (Hebrew U) weighs in.


December 26, 2015 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

December 18, 2015

Arkansas Law Prof Steinbuch sues his school over his Dean's refusal to release admissions data

Blog Emperor Caron collects the pertinent news items.


December 18, 2015 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink